Monday, July 2, 2012

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

It is so nice to have a great pitcher of cold Lemonade waiting for  you after working in the garden.  It is refreshing  just to sit on the porch relax and visit with you  for a bit and enjoy a nice cold glass of lemonade.


Ice Cold Strawberry Mint Lemonade



Strawberry Mint Lemonade
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 1/2 cups Fresh Strawberries, chopped
1 cup Fresh Mint, chopped
1 1/2 cups Fresh Lemon Juice  (8 lemons)
3/4 to 1 cup Agave (to taste) or 1 cup of sugar
Zest of 1 Lemon
Place 1/2 the Mint, Agave or sugar and 1/2 cups of the Strawberries into a medium sauce pan with 11/2 cups water. Heat over medium heat for 3 minutes, cover and remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes.
Strain this mixture into the Lemon Juice and mix well
You can add more Agave or a little honey at that point it you want it sweeter.
Place the remainder of the Lemon Zest, Strawberries and Fresh Mint into a pitcher and pour the Lemon Mixture over the Strawberries and Fresh Mint.
Add 2 to 3 cups of water and 1 cup of ice, stir and let set for twenty to 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.

Shade, A nice Chair, Ice Cold Strawberry Mint Lemonade
Relax!


Enjoy!

I sure am glad that you stopped by to enjoy a ice cold glass of Strawberry Mint Lemonade with me today. I always look forward to your visits they are very special to me. Hope you have a wonderful week,  stay cool and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy

14 comments:

  1. Oo - strawberry mint looks absolutely perfect right now in this heat!

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  2. Helen, this looks divine! The heat and humidity are definitely here for a few months, right? Hope you're staying cool! This lemonade will definitely help.

    xo
    Pat

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  3. Aw, Miz Helen....this looks so refreshing & yummy. I just wanna sit on my porch & sip this goodness:)

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  4. I've never tried mint in lemonade, but I'm sure it's awesome. This cold drink could certainly quench the thirst on these hot hot days. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck!

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  5. This looks so delicious and refreshing, especially with the heat and humidity we have been having! I am definitely going to try it and soon. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" Hope you having a great week! Many blessings, Lisa :-)

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  6. Strawberry mint sounds very refreshing. Thank goodness it not quite as hot this week. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. It's always a pleasure Miz Helen :)

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  7. Hi, I am visiting via Recipe Box. This sounds really refreshing. LOve the idea of blending strawberries with lemon juice. And agave makes it much more healthy. MIch@www.pieceofcake.sg

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  8. Hey, this is very similar to what I posted today! http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/07/sweet-saturday-13-strawberry-kiwi.html

    I found your blog via Bizzy Bake's Recipe Box hop :)

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  9. YUM! I made Basil Lemonade last weekend. I'll have to give your recipe a try this weekend!

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  10. So refreshing! I've just been working in the yard. I could use a cup of this stuff!! Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday Miz Helen!

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  11. I wouldn't have thought of mint with strawberry.

    I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in an attempt at meatballs. Have a super week.

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  12. Beautiful photo's and yummy recipe.

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  13. OH so beautiful and so soothing:) I love the combination and would love to try it. I am on my way to your place to just sit and sip:) I am pinning it to try later:) Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.

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